Thursday, March 5, 2009

Before Photos of Our Fixer Upper!

Here is the front of our Fixer Upper. You dont get very much for 29,000! ;)
So here are all of the before pictures.
Big huge rock in the front yard!?!

The lopsided Garage, this will be torn down and a two car attatched garage will be added.

Here is my handy man husband trying to unlock the door. By the way these stairs are so off centered. They wont be there for long.

Here is the hubby {Adam} measuring for moving the staircase.

Here is the before of the staircase which will be moved so the kitchen will be huge and the eat in dining area will be open to the kitchen.

The only thing I have to say about this bathroom is YUCK! Everything will be ripped out of here except for the bathtub and the vanity top.

The faucet is brand new looking.

I know, I know I said that we are keeping the bathtub, it looks gross but we will be having it is porcelin, it is VERY durable and very easy to clean. The surround is really gross, that will be coming out, and we will be tiling the shower wall.

I am not a huge fan of Cape Cod style roofing but we will be making the up stairs into 2 bedrooms and a full bath by raising the back half of the roof. We talked about eventually putting dormers in the front with window seats.

This is the other side of the upstairs.

This is the scary view where there is no floor looking down into the what will be the formal dining room.

Here is a view from the second story looking down at where the stairs are now. NOT FOR LONG!!!
We were so bummed to look inside of this closet to see that whoever had lived here before must have ripped it out. This is original hardwood flooring. My sister in law bought the cape cod next door and underneath the carpet revealed LOVELY hardwood. It was in such great shape that they did not even have to refinish it.

This is the Laundry Room. It looks so gross, but I am so excited that I will finally have an actual laundry room. It will be very spacious. Enough for the washer and dryer, cabinets and a countertop for folding clothes.

This is part of the basement, We probably will use this side for a storage area.

Here is what was left of the kitchen, but it will be so much bigger because the stairs will be moved.

One thing I love about the property is the land is huge. We will be putting the dogs invisible fence up for now and then eventually a privacy fence, patio, and deck!
Looking at this makes me so excited because the Demolition is already done for us. We are going to have endless possibilities. I am going to be able to pick out absolutley everything for this house. My next post will be some inspiration photos of what I want the house to look like.
We have some work to do. We have done this with our first two homes so we know what we are up for! We are so excited.
Check out my Personal Blog for a poem for all of you, I dont know what I would do without all of you!!!
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Tonja said...

I am so excited for you!!! I want a new house I can't wait to see your inspiration photos! Yay for you!!!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

how fun! our house was bought as a fixer upper too. it was GROSS when we bought it!! lol we have repainted, replaced all the floors- hardwood and ceramic tile, redone the bathroom and some minor landscaping. next up is a kitchen facelift!! i cannot wait for that day! my cabinets, counter and sink are so old and ugly!!


SarahJarnagin said...

What a great deal on this house! I can totally envision it being perfect!!! Wish I could find a deal like that!

Katie said...

How exciting, I can't wait to see all the great things you do to it. It'll be great to have these pictures to refer back to, to show how far you've come!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

OH MY GOSH! This is like a dream come true!!! Where the heck is it for only costing 29k??? A fixer like that here in OC would be like 400k...ugh, will I EVER get out of my condo? : ) Can't wait to watch the progress!

WillowLakeScents said...

Stopping by from SITS to say Hi ! Can't wait to see all the "after" pics !!

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Wow, looks like it's going to be a fabulous house once you're finished, what a great deal! :)

Lindsay @ Makely said...

Okay, I am so, so, so excited about your house!!! It looks like there is so much you guys can do to it. How wonderful!

When is the demo starting?

Lois Christensen said...

I am very happy for you. You seem so excited, it's such a wonderful time for both you and hubby!! And what a wonderful thing that you can capture it and keep the memories forever through your blog!!! Can't wait to see the transformation begin!!!

Shaina said...

Wow! You definitely have your work cut out for you, but it will be so much fun. I'd love to do this, too. I can't wait to watch your progress!

Jen @ said...

Ashley!!! $29,000? What a steal! I can totally see so much potential in your new home. How fun! It is going to be so cute!!! I love it!


SoBella Creations said...

I can't wait to see all the transformations that you plan for your new home.

Love the poem on your personal blog. It is so true.

Lazy Housewife said...

Ohh it's going to be an adorable house when you're finished. The layout looks almost exactly like a little farmhouse we wanted to buy 2 years ago...but someone else put in a bid the day we were going to. *Sniffles*

iris7531 said...

I am excited for you. It looks like it has huge potential.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I'm very happy for you, Ashley.

jacque4u2c said...

We bought a cape cod very similar to this 9 years ago! We have had a bunch of hard work behind us - but it is so worth it! We have a place we can call our own - all done with our own blood sweat and tears! We love it. Our shed which was a shack has been replaced with a 2&1/2 car garage and my dh loves it. The upstairs has two bedrooms - one of which is my scrapbooking room. It is a finished scale of your photos! It has given me so many flashbacks. Congrats! you are going to have a blast! You may want to get a pair of grocho mark glasses to wear for you and your husband while you are doing the demo - it really helps when you are frustrated and you look up and see your other half in those glasses with the big nose and black mustache - they enjoy seeing you in return. It helps break the strain and stress of some of the projects that don;t go as easy as they should! ENJOY! I can't wait to see more pictures of it evolve!

Taryn said...

Wow- you are going to be busy!!! I am excited for you. I wish I could bring you some meals . . but alas, we live a bit too far apart.

Xazmin said...

Wow...I can't wait to see what you do with much potential!

I will be following closely!

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out. I love small older homes and seeing what you can do with them.